December 10, 2017

American workers trust life insurers for financial security, survey says

What keeps American workers awake at night? For one in three, it’s the fear of losing a loved one.

This finding, among several insights from the American Workers Surveycould be why 87 percent of respondents say life insurance is important, and why two in three have coverage.

November 09, 2017

Prudential, PIC Reach $1.2 Billion Longevity Reinsurance Agreement

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 09, 2017 - Prudential Retirement, a unit of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU), and Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC), have entered into their fifth longevity reinsurance transaction since 2015. In the agreement, The Prudential Insurance Company of America assumes the longevity risk for $1.2 billion (about £900 million) in pension liabilities, covering approximately 4,000 pensioners across four pension schemes.

October 26, 2017

Aging populations, low birthrates require retirement solutions

Each year, key executives from Prudential Retirement gather with policy makers, business leaders, and researchers from across the globe for the annual International Longevity Risk and Markets Solutions Conference to address aging trends and the global challenge of creating retirement security. Offering insights into how we grapple with this demographic shift were Dylan Tyson, the Chief Executive for Prudential of Taiwan, and Amy Kessler, Prudential’s head of Longevity Risk Transfer.

October 25, 2017

CEO John Strangfeld talks retirement security with Fox Business reporter Maria Bartiromo in Saudi Arabia

Chairman and CEO John Strangfeld joined some of the biggest names in investing at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia this week. Prior to his panel appearance, Strangfeld was interviewed live by Maria Bartiromo for her “Mornings with Maria” segment on Fox Business. Bartiromo covered a range of topics, from the prospects for tax reform in the United States to the recent debate in Washington, D.C., about potential changes to limits on 401(k) contributions.

October 02, 2017

Prudential Entrusted with Pension Promises to Approximately 45,000 International Paper Retirees

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 02, 2017 - International Paper (NYSE:IP) will settle approximately $1.3 billion of its pension obligations by purchasing a group annuity contract from The Prudential Insurance Company of America (NYSE: PRU), a leader in retirement benefits. The agreement transfers to Prudential the responsibility for paying pension benefits to roughly 45,000 of International Paper’s retirees and their beneficiaries.

September 22, 2017

For Asia’s rapidly aging populations, innovation and forward-thinking policies drive retirement security

TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 22, 2017 - The quickening pace of aging in Asia – a region with more than half the world’s population over 60 – has urgent implications for the region’s families, retirees, pensions and policy makers.

September 14, 2017

MMC UK Pension Fund, advised by Mercer, selects Prudential and Canada Life Reinsurance to reinsure the longevity risk of £3.4 Billion ($4.3 billion) in pension liabilities

The Trustee of the MMC UK Pension Fund (the “Fund”) has announced the largest longevity risk transfer for a UK pension fund since 2014. The transaction, which reinsures the longevity risk of £3.4 billion ($4.3 billion) in pension liabilities, will provide long-term protection and income to the Fund in the event that the covered participants live longer than expected. It also lowers the risk that Marsh & McLennan Companies will face unexpected pension contributions due to an increase in pensioner life expectancy.

September 01, 2017

Choosing the same “walkway” key to couples’ retirement success

The decision to retire and enter a new, unfamiliar stage in life can be a challenge for anyone who has spent decades in the workplace. But including a spouse or partner in the equation—whether he or she is ready to retire—adds another layer of complexity.

August 30, 2017

Gig economy may threaten financial wellness of contract workers, Prudential survey shows

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 30, 2017 - The gig economy — the increasingly popular employment model where people work as independent contractors rather than employees of companies — has a destabilizing effect on personal financial security, a Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) survey shows.

August 25, 2017

Hardship withdrawals peak in August, operations data analysis reveals

In her 29-year career at Prudential Financial, Inc., Sue Unvarsky has learned the retirement business inside and out—Yet even she was surprised to discover how an internal analysis of transactional volumes revealed a cyclical threat to her customers’ financial futures.